Patients with flu-like symptoms and severe respiratory complaints will be monitored in OPDs and IPDs of all district hospitals in Delhi, to ensure screening before the disease spreads. If early rising trends are seen anywhere, it will be detected well in time. In this regard, awareness will be spread among people through advertisements in different languages through newspapers and FM radio.
Elderly and children below 5 years are more at risk
Saurabh said that currently H1N1 and H3N2 influenza is spreading widely. Usually its first peak comes from January to March and the second peak comes at the end of monsoon. This peak decreases till the end of March. This time many patients of influenza are coming. Those who have lung related disease, serious condition due to corona and asthma in their medical history, it is affecting them more.
People are seeing symptoms like fever, prolonged cough, increased mucus production, watery nose, headache, body ache etc. Elderly people above 65 years of age and children below 5 years of age need to be more careful with influenza. At the same time, people with complaints of lung disease also need to be cautious.
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Instructions given to monitor the status of new virus daily
The Health Minister said that the Government of India has issued a Covid advisory for 6 states – Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Although Delhi is not included in these states, the Delhi government has got the genome sequencing of the current corona virus sample done. This variant was not found to be dangerous. Despite this, advisory is being issued by the government for the safety of the people. The symptoms of influenza are similar to corona infection and the prevention of both is exactly the same.
In such a situation, people should avoid going to crowded places. If you have cough and cold, do not touch public things at public places. Keep washing your hands from time to time. Do not put your hands on nose, eyes and mouth etc. District surveillance units, health facilities and government hospitals have been instructed to monitor the situation on a daily basis.
DDMA meeting today, discussion on Covid and influenza is possible
There is a meeting of DDMA on Saturday. However, it is being told that this will be a routine meeting in which the current situation of Covid, the number of patients and the status of vaccination will be discussed. But, sources say that the case of H3N2 increasing in Delhi for the last few days can also be discussed in this meeting. District officials have been asked to report on the cases of Covid that have come in the last two-three weeks, the status of vaccination has been asked.
A possibility is also being raised that a new guideline may be issued regarding the rapid increase in the cases of influenza and the increase in the number of Covid patients. There are also speculations that masks may be made mandatory again. However, in the situation in Delhi, experts say that there is no need to fear or panic regarding the number of Covid. Now the earlier situation is not going to happen. Whatever the situation is now, the cases will continue to decrease in the same way in the future. There is no need to be worried about this.
Two days ago, Safdarjung Hospital of the Central Government has made masks mandatory for all its staff and patients.
Alert: Senior doctors will be posted in emergency of government hospitals
Senior doctors will now be present in emergency in all Delhi government hospitals. The health department of the Delhi government has issued an order making it mandatory for all hospital administrations to appoint a senior consultant on duty for 24 hours in case of emergency. In fact, recently, Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj had made a surprise inspection of GTB, Aruna Asaf Ali and Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospitals, when he found that only resident doctors were posted in emergency. He expressed his displeasure on this. After this, this order has been issued and after confirming the order, a report has also been sought within seven days.
The order also mentions the minister’s surprise inspection, in which it has been told that the emergency arrangements of the hospitals were not good during the inspection. There was no good facility to shift patients to emergency. The attendants of the patient themselves were pulling the stretcher. There was no senior doctor on duty, only the resident doctor. The minister also raised questions on the cleanliness inside the hospital, the bed sheets were found dirty in the ward, on which the minister looked dissatisfied. After this, the Health Department has issued instructions to all its hospitals that there should be sufficient number of staff for the patients in the emergency ward and the facility of stretcher is necessary. It has been asked to make guidelines for the treatment of serious patients in emergency at night. Prepare duty roster of hospital doctors for deployment of senior doctor in emergency. At least one senior doctor must be on duty even at night.
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